Why does Orwell use pigs to portray Stalin and Trotsky in his book Animal Farm?
In his short novel Animal Farm, George Orwell used pigs to portray Trotsky and especially Stalin and Russia because the novel was allegorical and was published in 1945, right after the end of WWII. Russia and England had been allies in the war, and this novel was extremely critical of Stalin and Russia which would have embarrassed the British government. By using animals, Orwell can...
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It is because he wanted to add the artistic fuse and to also embarass both men and in a sense call how they behaved like animals.